Posts on Feb 2015

Hey Jude The Tribute to Perform in Long Lake NY

Hey Jude the Tribute will perform in Long Lake, NY on Saturday, March 7th at the Long Lake Town Hall.
6:30pm Doors Open
7pm – 9pm Show

Tickets are $12 Advance / $15 at the door. Call 518.624.3077 – Sorry no credit cards
For advance Tickets send admission fee payable as check or money order to

Town of Long Lake
PO Box 496
Long Lake, NY 12847

We will mail your tickets to you or hold them at the door per your request.

Call to reserve, 624-3077, but you must be at Town Hall at 6:30pm or we will release non-paid tickets if event is sold out.

Lodging available at

The Shamrock Motel & Cottages 518-624-3861
Adirondack Hotel 518 – 624- 4700


The Adirondack Hotel 624-4700
Adk Trading Post – Open until 6pm 624-ADKS
The Cellar Restaurant and Pub – 624-5539
The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub 624-3941
Kickerville Mobil 624-2178

Interview with HEY JUDE’s band member, Tom Raider

How long has Hey Jude been performing?

Hey Jude The Tribute Plays Long Lake on March 7th

Hey Jude The Tribute Plays Long Lake on March 7th

The Capital Region’s renowned look-alike, sound-alike BEATLES Tribute band, HEY JUDE, has been performing for approximately two and a half successful years. Our FAB band members include myself, Tom Raider, as John Lennon, Brad Jarvis as Paul McCartney, Rick Bedrosian as George Harrison, Don Ackerman as Ringo Starr, and the fifth Beatle—keyboardist, Rich Coogan. Brad Jarvis and I had been performing as “Imagining Lennon & McCartney” previous to the formation of HEY JUDE. In addition to HEY JUDE, I also perform annually, as John Lennon, at the Vigil for International Peace and Ecology at Central Park, NYC.

HEY JUDE has performed all over Upstate New York entertaining fans of all ages with an authentic Beatles tribute experience. We have played at The Guilderland Performing Arts Center; Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam for a Beatles Tribute “Shea Stadium Experience” Concert; The Historic Broadalbin Hotel in Broadalbin for a 2014 New Year’s Eve Concert; headlined The 2014 Buck Moon Arts Festival at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown; headlined First Night Saratoga 2013 for New Year’s Eve; and many more. We regularly perform in Albany, Saratoga, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties.

Have they ever played in the Adirondacks before?

Yes, we have performed for the Commemoration of The Battle Of Plattsburgh at the newly renovated Strand Theatre in 2013 and The Giltz Auditorium at SUNY Plattsburgh in 2014. Speaking of the Adirondacks…we look forward to our appearance in Long Lake on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Our show will be full of FAB BEATLES tunes, authentic costume changes, and witty British stage banter. We’re very excited to meet-and-greet with all of our fans! Our Press Agent, Lisa Gandia, will be present to take FREE photos of fans with our band members “John,” “Paul,” “George,” and “Ringo.” Fan photos may be displayed on our website photo gallery on We will also have shirts and hats available for purchase, and you can even get your HEY JUDE memorabilia signed!

What era of the Beatles is their favorite?

We are fans of the Beatles’ entire musical spectrum. We appreciate all eras—and all albums. From the early Sullivan years to the famous Abbey Road, we admire The Beatles’ musical versatility. Each album they produced reflects their creative energy and innovative style. Our concerts replicate the unique look and sound of The Beatles’ from our authentic costumes, mop top haircuts, and imported from Liverpool boots—to our Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Hofner, and Epiphone guitars, Vox amps and Ludwig drums—we enjoy perfecting every detail of our show.

Interview Continued on Page 2

What’s the coolest venue/show they have ever played – or most meaningful?

We were honored to perform for The Commemoration of The Battle of Plattsburgh for the last two years. The huge crowd was so enthusiastic and welcoming! Both the historic, newly renovated Strand Theater and The Giltz Auditorium were incredible, memorable venues.

What do they think about the music scene today?

Today’s generation is very fortunate to have such a diverse music scene. From rap, rock, and hip-hop, to jazz, blues and country, the music varieties are endless. The internet, cable, Sirius radio etc. offer a wide variety of music that was not readily available to previous generations. The music industry has progressively changed for the better. Now music is instantly accessible through downloading online as well as other digital developments. On the other hand, I’m glad that vinyl records have been making quite the comeback, since there isn’t much artwork to view or hold in your hands, as well as liner notes, with an Mp3!

For media inquiries regarding HEY JUDE, contact Press Agent Lisa Gandia at 518-844-5453 or

Snowmobile Trail Update on RL Canoe Carry

Snowmobile Riders traveling between Raquette Lake and Forked Lake to Long Lake are being asked to use the existing designated snowmobile trail connection marked with red markers and directional signs to exit Raquette Lake to North Point Road. The canoe carry south of North Point Road is closed to snowmobiles.

Please see the map and photos so you know what you will be looking for. Thank you to Hamilton County Highway for cutting back the banks along North Point Road. Sleds can then access the canoe carry from North Point Road to connect to Forked Lake.

Raquette Lake to Forked Lake Snowmobile Connection

Raquette Lake to Forked Lake Snowmobile Connection

Wooded trail connecting Raquette Lake to North Point Road.

Wooded trail connecting Raquette Lake to North Point Road.

Sign directing sledsfrom  Raquette Lake to Forked Lake Connector

Sign directing sledsfrom Raquette Lake to Forked Lake Connector

Long Lake is in the Adirondacks

A brand new reality show aired on the Animal Planet last night and the program featured remote property in Long Lake, NY. It was very exciting for folks who love Long Lake NY to see this little corner of the world showcased on national tv. New people would learn about the region, the unintiated will come visit!

But as far as finding Long Lake fact-checkers had to clarify the location as it was mis-stated on the show. Long Lake, NY is in the Adirondacks and not along the Appalachian Trail. Long Lake, NY is five hours north of NYC, three hours south of Montreal, three hours east of Syracuse.

It wasn’t the only mistake/fact misstep this week. Long Lake Tourism had clips on a weather channel video and it said Long Lake is located on the inner part of the ocean. Sometimes things aren’t always correct. But we love the coverage anyway!

Long Lake NY is 449 square miles of lakes and mountains, snowmobile trails, and woods and waterfalls and campgrounds and fishing and memories. Long Lake is in the heart of the Central Adirondacks located on the crossroads of NYS Routes 28N/30. If you go to Clarkson, St. Lawrence, Canton, Paul Smiths or Potsdam, you’ve probably driven through our town on more than one occassion. We’re in the real Upstate New York and in the Adirondacks (not the Appalachian Trail)

We welcome guests to come experience real hospitality in a great small Adirondack town. We can’t wait to meet you, but just wanted to make sure you know how to find us!


appalachian trail map


Raquette Lake Winter Carnival Feb 13-15th

The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival happens February 13th – 15th. A age old tradition that brings generations of families together. Fun games, warm up in the Raquette Lake Library with cookies and hot chocolate. Tug o War – bonfire.

2015 59th Raquette Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

Friday, Feb 13th – 5pm, All you Can Eat Pasta Dinner, $10, RL Fire House by the RL Ladies Softball Team

Saturday, Feb 14th
11am Kids Games near the Library, Library open for warmth. Please drop off cookies!

12pm – Ladies Frying Pan Toss, RL Village

1pm – Snowshoe Trek, Great Camp Sagamore

2pm – Ice Golf, register at the library

2pm – Bob Shelley, Magician, RL Library

7pm – Tug-O War, Fireworks, Bonfire (started earlier if its cold!)

Sunday, Feb 15th
9am – 12pm RL Ladies Auxiliary, $7 all you can eat Pancake Breakfast, RL Fire Hall

12pm – Cross-cut & Chainsaw Competition, Timed Men’s, Women’s & Mixed Divisions

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival now in its 59th year

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival now in its 59th year

A Walk Down Raquette Lake Carnival Memory Lane



Actually I was looking through the Long Lake Parks and Recreation historical filing cabinet and it was filled with fun facts and tidbits about carnivals from yester-year.

One such event happened in February of 1989, there was the Wacky-Tacky Quadathalon found described in an I Love NY Winter in Hamilton County Brochure. So the Wacky-Tacky Quadathon was a long race. Participants started in Long Lake on Snow-shoes to the shore of Raquette Lake where a Hovercraft met them and contestants floated on a cushion of air to the Raquette Lake Village. The next leg folks zipped onto snowmobiles to travel part way down Uncas road and finished of the race on cross-country skis to the finish line in Inlet. Participants had to paricipate in feats between legs of the journey. If anyone knows anyone that may have participated in this Wacky-Tacky Quadathalon, please let us know! email info or pictures to Thanks!

Also in the dusty files, I found a clipping from the Hamilton County News from Tuesday, Feb 27th 1990 written by Mari Wilson. So after getting out the handy dandy caluclator determination was made that he Carnival started in 1956 (fun facts – As The World Turns premiered on CBS in 1956, Dick Clark took over American Bandstand, Liquid Paper was inventedand the Great Pretender by the Platters was the number one song from Feb 18th – March 2nd) that said RL was in it’s 34th year, so that makes this years th 59th Anniversary!

The Carnival has evolved over the years, from a volunteer driven event to now an event spear-headed by Raquette Lakes Winter Events Coordinator, Kat Forsell. In 1990 Joanna Darling helped coordinated much of the carnival and Rachel Pohl, then age 11, was interviewed by phone and she emphasized that the carnival was still on inspite of the foul weather outlook. In 1990 Don Hicks, Lou Burke and Warren Reynolds prepped meals at the RL Firehouse. One of the events of yesteryear (which we no longer have probably due to ….. insurance? Fear of injury?) was the ice-auger races. Blocks of ice were assigned to participants and with peaveys – wooden levers with metal point and hinged hook (used to handle logs) and the ice was moved along to the finish line. In 1990 the King and queen were Nicholas Meade, Glens Falls and Allison Jones, Balwinsville.

A float entitled “Sesame Street,” created by Liz Forsell, Cheryl and Charlie Morales-Freese adn George McCane took first prize.

Winter Wonderland Week in Long Lake NY

Call us crazy, but we know what it is like to live in a Frozen Wonderland and that is why the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department has planned a weeks worth of events to get out outside, inside and enjoying all of the fun of small town living.

Winter Wonderland Week in 2015 replaces what was formerly called Winter Wacky Week. Look for a variety of events for the whole family. Hit the snowmobile trails and when you need a break, cozy up inside at one of our fun family oriented events.



Winter Schedule Wonderland 2015

Raquette Lake kicks it off with Winter Carnival, Italian Night, Ladies Frying Pan Toss, Bob Shelley the Magician and closes the weekend with the infamous Cross-cut and Chainsaw Competition!

In Long Lake we start out on Valentine’s Day with the most romantic event ever! A Fishing Derby! Yes, those Landlocked Salmon and Trout have eyes for you! Cash Prizes, Cool Door Prizes, but you have to be in it to win it. $25 a person. Sponsored by the Fish and Game Club. Registration is at 6am at the LL Town Hall. Lines in at 7am. Live Weigh in at Lake Eaton Campsite.

The Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club Weenie Roast is cancelled due to predicted record severe low temps with dangerous windchill.

On Thursday, February 29th the Round Robin Dinner happens. Three Venues, for $25 enjoy salad, apps & soup at the Diner at 5:30, at 6:30pm, hop aboard our luxury Little Bus Transport to the Adirondack Hotel for your entree and at 7:30 Delicious Dessert with Eric Hample. Special Thanks to the Moonlighter’s for coordinating this. To sign up call Harry (leave a message if not there) 518.624-2116.

There are also craft classes, Family Game Night, DJ’d Ice Skating Pizza and Dance Party, and a tubing trip to Hamilton County’s Oak Mountain.

So much to do, so little time!

Enjoy Presidents Week! Take pictures and submit to our Long Lake FB page at

Winter Events in Long Lake and Raquette Lake!

Save the dates for upcoming winter events in Long Lake. Live Music with a Beatles Tribute Band, Snowmobile Poker Run, Ice Fest, Raquette Lake Winter Carnival with Games and Fireworks and bonfire, Lake Eaton Fishing Derby for Cash Prizes, Moonlighters host bonfire, weenie and chili roast and Round Robin Dinner. Save the dates! Book your rooms, come up and experience Long Lake in the winter!

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February 6th, 2015

The Moonlighters Snowmobile Club host their annual poker run spanning three communities including: Newcomb, Long Lake and Raquette Lake. Pick up your Play Card at the Newcomb House or the Raquette Lake Tap Room. $10.00 per person – must be 18 years of age to get a play card – Only the original play card that is stamped at each stop will be accepted at the end of the run – not responsible for lost play cards- no exceptions!

Starts at open of business on Friday, February 8th
Cards available at either the Newcomb House or the Raquette Lake Tap Room

Stops are:
Raquette Lake Tap Room
W.W. Durant Winter Boat Raquette Lake
Newcomb House
High Peaks Kitchen – Newcomb
Hoss’s Country Corner
Stewart’s Shops
Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub
The Cellar Restaurant and Pub
Ali Babas Liquors
Adk Trading Post
Kickerville Mobil
Adirondack Hotel

The Run Ends 5:00 PM, Saturday, the Cellar Restaurant and Pub

Dealing starts Saturday, at 4pm

Live Music by Reflections

All stamped play cards must be in by 5:00 – no exceptions!
Door prizes will be awarded at 6:00 PM and also awards for 1st/2nd/3rd best hand

President, Jim Piraino: 518.624.3941
Secretary, Harry Buxton: 518.624.2009


This year Ice Fest has become a fun gaming celebratory event. Stay warm by playing trivia, guessing the riddles and playing Name that Tune. Gift Certificates and pries to be awarded!

9:00am Raquette Lake Library, Raquette Lake Village Green – Trivia Game

11:00am Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, Long Lake – Riddle

1:30pm Long Lake Historical Society at the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY
Adirondack Trivia

3:30pm Gillis Realty, Adirondack Trivia Question

Saturday, February 7th

8am Long Lake Diner, 1161 Main Street. Mystery Carving, 20 Questions Game

9:30am Owls Head Farm, 712 Deerland Road, Egg Race

11am Adk Trading Post, 1601 Tupper Road, Name That “Icy Tune” and delicious appetizers

1:30pm Long Lake Library, 1195 Main Street, Live Music

2:45pm Hoss’s Country Corner, 1142 Main Street, Game – Holiday Sausage – Free Hot Chocolate & Coffee

4pm Shamrock Motel & Cottages, 1055 Deerland Road, Finale, Celebrity Game.





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